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In the age of technology, it is important to get children to take part in different activities to ensure that they are building on their skills and are spending time off their devices. Hobbies are great for children as it is therapeutic and helps them relax. Of course, you can’t pick a hobby for your child as it should align with their interests. If you’re planning on introducing a hobby into your child’s life, consider one of the 5 below, as advised by this independent school in Devon.
Gardening. Aside from the fact that gardening allows children to get messy and get their hands dirty, it is also a great hobby for those who enjoy grounding and practising mindfulness. The best part about this hobby is that you don’t even need a garden of your own to get started. There are plenty of community gardens around that offer the same joy.
Volunteering. This is one that is not very common for young children, but is one of the most rewarding to attain. Volunteer work teaches children compassion and the importance of giving back to the community. It is also a great way for them to make new friends and meet people of different ages.
Yoga. This is a well-known activity amongst adults and is great to introduce to children. Not only does it help to calm the mind, but it improves physical fitness and strength.
Photography. This is one for the older children as it can help encourage creativity and is a great hobby to have. Of course, it can get a little expensive given that they will need a camera but with some effort, they can go into the field of photography and potentially taking it on as a career.
Cooking. Another creative hobby that not only will help prepare them for their future, but you in the kitchen too!